Programs

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WheatWeed and Brush Control

 
This program involves controlling restricted and noxious weeds on public and private property, using the most effective and environmentally sound means possible. We control trees and brush along the roads as well, for safety purposes and maintenance.


Extension

It is the mandate of the Agricultural Service Board to present the residents of the County with current information, new technology and new legislation as it becomes available. To this end, we arrange seminars, workshops, and tours to provide this information. We communicate with government agencies to provide information on behalf of the farming community when legislation is being developed.

Pest Control

The Agricultural Service Board works with landowners to control coyote, wild boar, and pocket gopher, with available resources and in accordance with the legislation.They also work with beaver control, but only if affecting flooded agricultural lands (*crop related, such as hay, pasture, cereals and grains). Note that there may be a charge for some of these services, traps, and controls.


Conservation

The Agricultural Service Board promotes conservation practices and ideas that will enhance agriculture and the environment by updating and improving methods that will be compatible with the environment.  Workshops, sessions, and models are offered on numerous topics from integrated pest management to the promotion of recycling of Agricultural products such as chemical cans, silage plastic, and baler twine.

Shelterbelt Tree Program

The County offers a shelterbelt program and takes orders starting in late February. Information is published in the Barrhead Leader, or call the County office at 780-674-3331 to place your order or get more information.